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Moderna expects its vaccine will protect against coronavirus for at least a year

January 12, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 07: A dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is administered to a staff member at the Ararat Nursing Facility in the Mission Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles on January 7, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Residents and staff at long term care facilities are on the CDC's highest priority list for vaccinations. While COVID-19 cases in nursing facilities represent just 5 percent of the total cases in California, they account for 35 percent of all Covid deaths in the state. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Biotechnology company Moderna believes its vaccine should protect people against Covid-19 for at least a year, a top official told investors Monday.

Biotechnology company Moderna believes its vaccine should protect people against Covid-19 for at least a year, a top official told investors Monday.

Nearly 9 million people have received their first doses of vaccine against coronavirus in the United States and nearly 25. 5 million doses of vaccine have now been distributed, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

The CDC said 25,480,725 doses of vaccine had been distributed as of 9 a. m. Monday and 8,987,322 people had received their first doses of vaccine.

Around 2. 3 million people have already been vaccinated across the United Kingdom, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Monday.

Hancock said the UK was on track to deliver a first dose of the vaccine to “everyone in the top four cohorts” -- which account for 88% of Covid-19-related deaths -- by February 15.

He said that two-fifths of people over 80 and almost a quarter of older care home residents have now received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

Vaccine drive: The UK plans to have "tens of millions" of people immunized by spring with over 2,700 vaccine sites established across the country, the Department of Health said on Monday.

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